IT Compliance vs. IT Cybersecurity


When it comes to protecting your operations, IT cybersecurity is the boogieman in the room. However, considering the fines attached to penalties for noncompliance with standards for your industry, IT cybersecurity and IT compliance probably have the same effect on your CFO.

Your organization obviously should consider cybersecurity and compliance as major parts of its IT infrastructure. But do you know the differences between the two? Here’s a handy guide.

Compliance focuses on the kind of data handled and stored by your company and what regulatory requirements apply to its protection. Compliance ensures that your organization is complying to the minimum of the security-related requirements.

Your company may have to align with multiple frameworks, and understanding these frameworks can be difficult. The main goal is to manage risk, which goes beyond information assets. This oversees policies, regulations, and laws and covers physical, financial, legal or other types of risk.

IT Security, on the other hand, is a clear set of technical systems, tools and processes put into place to protect and defend the information and technology assets of an enterprise. Security can include physical controls as well as who has access to a network. Standardized methods and tools provided by specialist vendors make security simpler than compliance.

IT Compliance is only going to continue to expand and get more demanding for organizations. As the amount of outside threats increases, the more global and network regulations you are going to see introduced. If you have not yet begun preparing your business for achieving and meeting IT Compliance regulations, you need to get on the ball. 2W Tech is a full-service IT Consulting firm specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have IT Consultants on staff that specialize in Cybersecurity and IT Compliance and would be happy to assist you on your Compliance Journey. Give us a call today to get started.

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